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Plans being made to re-open the city

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis on Friday outlined plans to reopen City Hall and City Court to the public next month with new measures in place to ensure social distance protocols are maintained and requiring masks to be worn by all visitors and employees. DeSantis shared plans for ...

When the Morning Herald printed our ‘money’

On March 6th, 1933, three days after the block-buster film “King Kong” premiered, newly-elected President Franklin Roosevelt ordered a national bank holiday to deal with an even larger gorilla, loss of confidence in our banks. Roosevelt’s ‘bank holiday’ wasn’t declared to give ...

Village holds reorganizational meeting

BROADALBIN — Although village elections were pushed back to September, the village Board of Trustees held its organizational meeting on Tuesday. Mayor Lawrence Cornell said positions in the village will remain the same, therefore, Trustee Mario Cristald will remain the on the police and ...

FF budget stays within tax levy cap

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education adopted a proposed $29,847,711 million budget for the 2020-21 school year at its May 18 meeting. The proposed budget balances a $2 million gap with cuts and the use of fund balance, while staying within the tax levy ...

‘The Journalist’ — Story of a Gloversville native

GLOVERSVILLE — While the country on Monday seeks to honor armed service members who lost their lives in the line of duty, author Lucy Rose Fischer will remember her brother, Jerry Rose, a journalist who died in Vietnam in 1965 after years spent traveling the countryside and embedded with ...

Future of recreational fireworks unknown because of COVID-19

It could be a quiet Fourth of July this year, as firework shows across the nation have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “A lot of skies will be dark in a lot of municipalities,” said Stephen Vitale, CEO of Pyrotecnico, a fireworks company based in New Castle, ...

‘Be a Tourist in Your Town’

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Department is launching a “Be a Tourist in Your Town” campaign. According to a news release, as the Mohawk Valley and New York state work together to figure out the phases and strategies for summer and beyond, ...

FM recognizes students for their achievements

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Tuesday recognized students for their achievements during the 46th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony that for the first time was hosted virtually. Students and families were invited to view the ceremony that was conducted via a pre-recorded ...

CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION

Rose Bazan of North Broadalbin was surprised with a parade of well wishers as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends Friday at her home in North Broadalbin. Rose is a veteran and an active member of the American Legion post in Broadalbin.

JAVAC donates $25K to NLH

GLOVERSVILLE — Last month, Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps made a $25,000.00 donation to Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, according to a news release. The donation was made to aid the hospital in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Included with JAVAC’s donation ...

FMCC adopts $16.04M budget

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the adoption of a $16.04 million 2020-21 operating budget and a $140 per year tuition increase while the college faces uncertainty over state aid and enrollment for the next year due to the impacts of ...

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site starts today

GLOVERSVILLE — A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open today in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials. According to a news release, the site will test adults aged 18 and older who ...

B-P starts reorganization

BROADALBIN — As Broadalbin-Perth Central School District have plans in action to reorganize its schools, they are also making changes to the administrative team. According to a news release, starting on July 1, Bradley Strait, who has been principal of The Learning Community since 2014, ...

Fulton Center at epicenter of cases

GLOVERSVILLE — Fulton County Public Health Director Laurel Headwell on Wednesday issued a press release stating there are now 199 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among county residents. More than half of those cases can be accounted for among residents and staff of the Fulton Center for ...

County to fill LPN position to be a COVID-19 tracer

FONDA — The Montgomery County Legislature Health and Human Services Committee moved three resolutions to the full board including one to establish a LPN position to help with COVID-19 tracing and tracking guidelines during its teleconference on Tuesday. “We had an open position for a ...

Stefanik opposes HEROES Act

On Friday, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that is unlikely to become law since the Republican-majority Senate seems unlikely to pass it. The act contains contested funding, legislation and tax ...

County history museum awarded grant

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society and Museum is one of 31 history related organizations across the state that will receive grant funding from the Pomeroy Fund for New York State History. Launched in partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum ...

Husband: Fulton Center not transparent

GLOVERSVILLE — The husband of a resident of the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare this week shared concerns over the lack of information being provided to families of residents of the nursing home where the coronavirus is known to have spread. As of May 7, a spokesperson for ...

Officials call for safe boating, social distancing

MAYFIELD — Although, area marinas are opening and residents are eager to get out the house and back the lake, local law enforcement agencies are reminding everyone on the Great Sacandaga Lake to be safe and continue to remain socially distant. Members of the Great Sacandaga Safe Lake ...